It’s a mix of sawdust and motorbike exhaust fumes.
At least that’s what filled my nostrils when I stepped into a 15ft-diameter, globe-shaped cage and had two 125cc scrambler bikes whiz around me at 60mph.
It was the most scared I have ever been as the machines looped the loop just feet above my head.
This terrifying display is drawing thousands of people across the UK to the famous Zippos Circus.
The show is also in cinemas — with Canadian supertsar Ryan Gosling playing a Globe Of Death motorcycle stuntman in bank heist drama The Place Beyond The Pines.
Only a few acts exist in the world, all from South America, and the original and best performers are The Lucius Team, named after Brazilian squad leader and act inventor Lucius Zafalon.